Texas A&M University is rushing to complete its purchase of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law — a complex process that includes gaining the appropriate accreditations — in time for the fall semester.
When the sale of the law school was announced last June, the deal was described as mutually beneficial because A&M gets a long-awaited law school while Wesleyan gets to collaborate with a top-tier university on academic programs and boost its endowment.
Last week the two schools’ colleges collaborated in the selection of an interim dean of the law school through the transition.
Aric Short, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the law school. Professor Maxine Harrington has been named associate dean for academic affairs.